Last week I gave you 10 fun Christmas cookie recipes and this week I am back with a guide on how to host a cookie exchange party. A cookie exchange party can be a fun get together with friends. You can host a baking competition during the party, exchange recipes, and/or send the guests home with dozens of cookies each. A cookie exchange party is a fun distraction from the busy holiday season and with my tips, tricks, printables, and more it is a breeze to host.

To begin your cookie exchange party planning, you will need invitations, recipe cards, awards, decor and more. Many of the links I am sharing with you below have some free printables for you. Start with this version from How to Nest for Less for your party planning needs.

You can host a baking “competition” like the above printables suggest. However, in contrast, you can host the party to make your (and your friends) lives easier. If there are 6 people invited to the cookie exchange and each bakes 6 dozen cookies, each person can go home with 6 dozen assorted cookies. So by making one large batch of your favorite cookie, you get an assortment of cookies for your own family. Brilliant right? Now head over and get some more printables and advice from Living Locurto with her Cookie Swap ideas.

The decor of your cookie exchange party can be as minimal or as extravagant as you would like. Be sure to head over and check out the options for holiday linens at Bright Settings when planning your party. Then head to Kara’s Party Ideas for the fun and festive decor below. Your cookie exchange party will be the talk of the town with a few of these ideas.

I love these free printable invitations from The Collected Blog. They include a place to add instructions for the cookie exchange. Always remember that it could be the first time your guests have been invited to a party like this.

Drop by Elli to get even more fun free printables and a whole host of cookie exchange party tips and tricks. For instance, you will need some fun packaging for your guests to take their cookie home. Read more on their blog so you don’t miss any of the minor details when hosting your own party.

I thought I would include one more free party printable package from I Heart Naptime. I know that each hostess has his or her own style and maybe you can find a free printable package in this post that suits your party needs. You can also google around for even more themed cookie exchange party packs as well.

I am going to wrap up this guide with one more fun post that has cookie exchange party tips, tricks, and decor inspiration. Head on over to Purple Trail to get the details on this Christmas cookie swap.

Are you ready for your own cookie exchange party now? Follow our guide on how to host a cookie exchange party so you will be prepared for your guests. Plus our guide will help your party look just as fabulous as it tastes.